Florida COVID update: New county case tolls. South Florida continues decline in weekly cases

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Florida on Friday reported 38,614 cases and five new deaths to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to Miami Herald calculations of CDC data.

In the past seven days, the state has added 70 deaths and 41,203 cases per day, on average, according to Herald calculations of CDC data. In all, Florida has recorded at least 5,281,000 confirmed COVID cases and 63,574 deaths.

A woman can be seen leaving a monoclonal antibody treatment site for COVID-19 at Miami Dade College North Campus in Miami, Florida on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
A woman can be seen leaving a monoclonal antibody treatment site for COVID-19 at Miami Dade College North Campus in Miami, Florida on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

South Florida and Manatee see continue seeing declines in new cases

Here’s a breakdown of how many new COVID-19 cases were reported this past week in South Florida and Manatee County. The Florida Department of Health includes county resident case totals in its weekly coronavirus report, which is released on Friday.

Miami-Dade County reported 46,959 new resident cases in the week ending Jan. 20, according to Herald calculations of the state’s weekly report. The county’s resident case total stands at 1,098,467.

New infections fell by 50%, after falling by 16% the week before (Jan. 7 - Jan. 13).

Broward County reported 23,063 new resident cases in the week ending Jan. 20, according to Herald calculations of the weekly report. The county’s resident case total stands at 561,395.

New infections fell by 52%, after falling by 4% the week before (Jan. 7 - Jan. 13).

Palm Beach County reported 15,075 new resident cases in the week ending Jan. 20, according to Herald calculations of the weekly report. The county’s resident case total stands at 339,330.

New infections fell by 44%, after falling by 8% the week before (Jan. 7 - Jan. 13).

Monroe County reported 853 new resident cases in the week ending Jan. 20, according to Herald calculations of the weekly report. The county’s resident case total stands at 16,592.

New infections fell by 5.1%, after falling by 5% the week before (Jan. 7 - Jan. 13).

Manatee County reported 4,499 new resident cases in the week ending Jan. 20, according to Herald calculations of the weekly report. The county’s resident case total stands at 84,181.

New infections fell by 17%, after rising by 19% the week before (Jan. 7 - Jan. 13).

COVID deaths in South Florida and Manatee County

The CDC’s Community Profile Report released county-level death data for Florida’s 67 counties.

It is unclear when these newly reported deaths occurred. The Community Profile Report updates Florida’s county tolls and rates about once every seven days, when or after the COVID-19 weekly situation report is published by the Florida Department of Health on Fridays.

As of Jan. 14’s Community Profile Report, Florida had a rate of 294 cumulative deaths per 100,000 people since the start of the pandemic. Two weeks ago, the state had a rate of 291 deaths per 100,000 people.

Here’s where death rates and tolls stand in South Florida and Manatee County, according to the CDC.

Miami-Dade County’s death toll is 9,414, an increase of 100 deaths from Jan. 13’s report. That’s a rate of 346 cumulative deaths per 100,000 people since the beginning of the pandemic.

Broward County’s death toll sits at 5,067, an increase of 61 deaths. That’s a rate of 259 cumulative deaths per 100,000 people since the beginning of the pandemic.

Palm Beach County’s death toll sits at 4,356, an increase of 18 deaths. That’s a rate of 291 cumulative deaths per 100,000 people since the beginning of the pandemic.

Monroe County’s death toll remains at 101. The county would be at a death rate of 136 deaths per 100,000 people if its population were that large.

Manatee County’s death toll sits at 1,233, an increase of three. Manatee has a rate of 306 cumulative deaths per 100,000 people since the beginning of the pandemic.

FLORIDA COVID VACCINE RATES

About 13,893,520 eligible Floridians — 64.7% of the state’s population — have completed the two-dose series of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or have completed Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine, according to the CDC.

VACCINATIONS IN SOUTH FLORIDA, MANATEE COUNTY

Here’s how many people have been fully vaccinated in South Florida and Manatee County, according to the CDC:

In Miami-Dade County, about 2,222,332 people, or 81.8% of the county’s total population, are fully vaccinated.

In Broward County, about 1,345,928 people are fully vaccinated, or 68.9% of the county’s population.

In Palm Beach County, about 961,675 people are fully vaccinated, or 64.3% of the county’s population.

In Monroe County, about 56,409 people are fully vaccinated, or 76% of the county’s population.

In Manatee County, about 241,724 people are fully vaccinated, or 59.9% of the county’s population.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Florida

There were 11,468 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Florida, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Friday report. This data is reported from 256 Florida hospitals. The number of people hospitalized across the state is 371 fewer than the day prior, when 254 hospitals reported.

COVID-19 patients take up 19.45% of all inpatient beds in the latest report, compared to 19.74% among Thursday’s reporting hospitals.

Omicron, so far, is not as deadly as delta’s surge last summer. Hospitalizations have not approached records set during delta’s wave from July through September.

At delta’s August peak, more than 15,000 patients were hospitalized in Florida, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Of the people hospitalized in Florida, 1,599 were in intensive care units, a decrease of 16 from Thursday. That represents about 24.98% of the state’s ICU beds, compared to 25.22% the previous day.

Friday’s Miami-Dade County report said there were 1,304 COVID patients in the county’s hospitals on Thursday, a decrease of 126 from the previous day. Of the 165 new COVID patients, 119 (72.12%) had not been vaccinated. Intensive care patients numbered 222, decreased by 30 from a day earlier.

Broward County’s Friday report said there were 1,075 COVID patients in the county’s hospitals, a decrease of 63 patients compared to the day before.

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